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[audio]Imagining a Universal Yiddish Library - Yiddish Book Center
Aaron Lansky discusses breakthroughs in the digitization of Yiddish books, including a newly-installed scanning station at the Yiddish Book Center. New technologies and potential collaborations with other institutions bode well for the future of Yiddish books and scholarship. Visit our Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library for free access to more than 11,000 Yiddish titles. Episode 1 December 27, 2011 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; technology; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 203
[audio]Der oylem redt - €”Yiddish in the Press - Yiddish Book Center
Is the recently reported "comeback" of Yiddish among college students a new phenomenon? Aaron Lansky talks about the growing interest among a younger generation eager to learn about Yiddish language and culture - the "flip side" of Jewish identity - and he discusses the role the Center has played, and will play, in providing education and resources for the next generation. Read some of the recent articles on Yiddish revival: Wall Street Journal/Associated Press Haaretz Jewish Daily Forward Epis...
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; technology; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Yiddish Press
Downloads: 172
[audio]Introducing Josh Lambert - Yiddish Book Center
Aaron welcomes Josh Lambert, the Yiddish Book Center's new academic director, and engages him in a conversation about educational programs, modern Jewish literature, and more. Learn more about Josh Lambert here and read his analysis, in Tablet Magazine, of the state of modern Jewish literature here. Episode 5 January 19, 2012 Yiddish Book Center
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Education; Josh Lambert; Modern Jewish Literature
Downloads: 158
[audio]A Virtual Shtetl Explores Yiddish and Jewish Culture - Yiddish Book Center
Shtetl Montreal founder Tamara Kramer discusses her online magazine and radio show and tells us how both push the envelope when it comes to culture, identity, and Jewish life. Visit Shetl Montreal or listen to "Shtetl on the Shortwave" here. Episode 40 August 28, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Shtetl Montreal; Shtetl on the Shortwave; Tamara Kramer; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 329
[audio]The Mission to Construct a Replica of a Wooden Synagogue - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 017 - April 3, 2012 Rick Brown and his team at Handshouse Studio are constructing an 85 percent scale model of a wooden synagogue inside the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Aaron Lansky visits with Rick to learn about the project and the history of these magnificent structures.
Keywords: Aaron Lansky, Handshouse Studio, Kickstarter, polish, Rick Brown, Synagogue, Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 145
[audio]Reading Jewish Books Outside the Classroom - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 012 - March 9, 2012 In a conversation with writer Sana Krasikov, Josh Lambert learns which books influenced Krasikov in high school and how literature came alive once she started reading outside the classroom. Then the two discuss some of the books they'll be co-teaching at this summer's Great Jewish Books program.
Keywords: Great Jewish Books, Josh Lambert, Modern Jewish Literature, Reading, Sana Krasikov, Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 152
[audio]Collecting Stories - Yiddish Book Center
Aaron Lansky visits with Christa Whitney, the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project director, to talk about her experience with the project, collecting stories, and understanding the art of listening. Episode 8 February 14, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Oral History; Wexler Oral History Project; Christa Whitney
Downloads: 165
[audio]Two Trends Find a Home on Yiddish Farm - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 013 - March 13, 2012 Naftali Ejdelman, co-founder of Yiddish Farm, talks with Emma Morgenstern about the resurgence of interest in Yiddish and the popularity of the "back-to-the-land" movement. Against this backdrop, Naftali has managed to create a place where students can speak Yiddish while toiling in the fields.
Keywords: Emma Morgenstern, environmentalism, Naftali Ejdelman, organic farming, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish Farm, Yisroel Bass
Downloads: 151
[audio]Jordan Kutzik on Rediscovered Recordings of Yiddish Writers - Yiddish Book Center
Aaron Lansky visits with Yiddish Book Center fellow Jordan Kutzik to discuss the latest news on the trove of reel-to-reel recordings Jordan collected on a recent visit to the Jewish Public Library of Montreal. The recordings, which will be digitized and made accessible online, include readings and lectures by great Yiddish writers, modern Jewish authors, and other notables. For background on the Jewish community of Montreal, read Nancy Sherman's article in Pakn Treger...
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; technology; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Jewish Public Library of Montreal; Jordan Kutzik
Downloads: 153
[audio]1,000 Yiddish Schools - Yiddish Book Center
Jewish educator Fradle Pomerantz Freidenreich talks with Aaron Lansky about her work documenting every Yiddish school in North America. These schools, whose reach and influence were greater than Freidenreich imagined, are chronicled in her book, Passionate Pioneers: The Story of Yiddish Secular Education in North America, 1910-1960. Episode 23 May 22, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Canada; Fradle Pomerantz Freidenreich; secular culture; Shules; united states; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Yiddish Education
Downloads: 197
[audio]All Things Yiddish - Yiddish Book Center
This week Aaron updates us on the latest news: scanning Yiddish literature, learning Yiddish, Fellowship applications and oral history internship opportunities, and a sneak preview of our soon-to-be opened Discovery Gallery. Episode 7 February 2, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; All Things Yiddish; alumni reunion; Great Jewish Books; OCR; technology; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 182
[audio]Writer Ilan Stavans Discusses His Fotonovela Once@9:53am - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 019 - April 18, 2012 Ilan Stavans sits down with Josh Lambert to answer questions about the concept behind his documentary-style fotonovela, Once@9:53am, a fictional meditation of the two hours before the 1994 terrorist attack on the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Once@9:53am, a collaboration between Ilan Stavans and photographer Marcelo Brodsky, is on exhibit at the Yiddish Book Center.
Keywords: 1994, AMIA, Argentina, Brechner Gallery, fotonovela, Ilan Stavans, Josh Lambert, Once@9:53am, Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 142
[audio]Eleanor Reissa - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 025 - June 5, 2012 Seth Rogovoy talks with Yiddish vocalist Eleanor Reissa about her upcoming performance at Yidstock. Reissa will be singing with Frank Londonâs Klezmer Brass Allstars at Yidstock on Sunday, July 15th.
Keywords: Eleanor Reissa, Frank London, Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, Klezmer, Seth Rogovoy, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish music, Yidstock
Downloads: 148
[audio]Yiddish Writer Chaim Grade: The Backstory - Yiddish Book Center
Aaron Lansky and Justin Cammy explore the who, the why, and the little-known of Chaim Grade the Litvak Yiddish writer par excellence. Professor Justin Cammy (Smith College), Professor David Fishman (Jewish Theological Seminary), and New York Times reporter Joseph Berger presented a three-day program, Sabbath Days and Extinguished Stars: The Life and Work of Chaim Grade, on April 20-22, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center...
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Chaim Grade; Holocaust Literature; Justin Cammy; lithuania; Vilna; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Yiddish literature
Downloads: 202
[audio]The South African Jewish Experience - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 014 - March 20, 2012 South African native Claudia Braude visits with Aaron Lansky to discuss the rich - and largely untold - history of South African Jewish culture in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Keywords: Aaron Lansky, Claudia Braude, Jews in South Africa, South Africa, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish Language, Yiddish literature
Downloads: 224
[audio]Yiddish and Ladino: Understanding Jewish Languages - Yiddish Book Center
Sephardic Studies professor and author Sarah Abrevaya Stein talks about editing the translation of a Ladino memoir into English and how her internship at the Yiddish Book Center shaped her understanding of Jewish languages. Episode 41 September 4, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Emma Morgenstern; Ladino; Salonika; Sarah Stein; Sephardic culture; Steiner Summer Yiddish Program; Translation; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 573
[audio]All Things Yiddish - Yiddish Book Center
In a visit with Aaron Lansky we learn about new Yiddish-related technology, and get a recap of Yiddish Book Center events, from the Great Jewish Books summer program to Yidstock, an alumni reunion, and much more. Episode 38 August 14, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; All Things Yiddish; alumni reunion; Great Jewish Books; OCR; technology; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 287
[audio]A 14-Year-Old Who Rescues Yiddish Books - Yiddish Book Center
Fourteen-year-old Emma Lezberg, the Yiddish Book Center's youngest zamler (volunteer book collector), talks about about why she started collecting Yiddish books, her plans to study Yiddish, and the one book she had to have for her personal library. Episode 31 June 26, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Call of the Wild; Emma Lezberg; Emma Morgenstern; volunteer; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Yiddish books; zamler
Downloads: 191
[audio]All Things Yiddish - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 022 - May 16, 2012 When asked what's new at the Yiddish Book Center, Aaron Lansky had plenty to report: the opening of a new interactive exhibit, a recap of the recent Chaim Grade weekend program, new initiatives to jumpstart Yiddish translation, arriving students, and, believe it or not, there's more.
Keywords: Aaron Lansky, All Things Yiddish, Chaim Grade, Discovery Gallery, Emma Morgenstern, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Translation, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 154
[audio]Flying Klezmer - Yiddish Book Center
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra went viral this spring with a video of an impromptu klezmer performance on a delayed flight from Toronto to Frankfurt. Emma Morgenstern catches up with Mark Marczyk, the band's fiddler, about their captive audience and other wacky venues the band has graced with song. Watch the Lemon Bucket Orkestra's airplane performance. Episode 32 July 3, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, MA
Keywords: Emma Morgenstern; Klezmer; Lemon Bucket Orkestra; Mark Marczyk; Music; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center Audio; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 319
[audio]Bar Mitzvah - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 011 - March 6, 2012 Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan sheds some light on Bar Mitzvahâa "shund" (lowbrow), yet culturally priceless, Yiddish film from 1935 starring Yiddish theatrical great Boris Thomashefsky.
Keywords: bar mitzvah, Boris Thomashefsky, Brandeis, Emma Morgenstern, Kenneth Turan, National Center for Jewish Film, Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish film
Downloads: 159
[audio]Summer Reading - Yiddish Book Center
Philip Roth's short story "Defender of the Faith" - a work that poses some interesting questions about Jewish identity - is on the reading list for the Yiddish Book Center's Great Jewish Books summer program. Aaron Lansky and Josh Lambert engage in a lively discussion about how Roth's work relates to the themes that students will explore this summer. Do you know a rising senior or junior in high school who loves literature? Great Jewish Books is a free summer program at the Yiddish Book Center w...
Keywords: Aaron Lansky; Defender of the Faith; Great Jewish Books; high school; Josh Lambert; Modern Jewish Literature; Philip Roth; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 230
[audio]American Jews, Maxwell House, and Passover - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 015—March 27, 2012 Nora Feinstein, the woman behind the Maxwell House Haggadah Project, tells us how the coffee company's haggadah came to be a staple at the American seder and about her project to capture photos and memories related to the haggadah.
Keywords: Barnard, Emma Morgenstern, haggadah, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Maxwell House, Maxwell House Haggadah Project, Nora Feinstein, Passover, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 192
[audio]Chaim Grade's Elegy for the Soviet Yiddish Writers - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 020 - April 24, 2012 Fellow Josh Price reads an excerpt from Chaim Grade's poem "Ikh veyn af aykh mit ale oysyes fun dem alef-beys" ("I weep for you with all the letters of the alphabet") and discusses the context of this elegy for the Soviet Yiddish writers executed under Stalin's regime.
Keywords: Chaim Grade, Elegy for the Soviet Yiddish Writers, Emma Morgenstern, Josh Price, Poetry, Soviet Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish Language
Downloads: 216
[audio]Behind the Scenes of Holy Ground - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 029 - June 19, 2012 Erik Greenberg Anjou, director of the acclaimed documentary The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, talks about the making of the film and the upbeat message he hopes to spread to his audiences.
Keywords: documentary, Emma Morgenstern, Erik Greenberg Anjou, Frank London, Klezmer, Lorin Sklamberg, Music, The Klezmatics, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, Yiddish, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish music, Yidstock
Downloads: 140
[audio]By Design: A New Logo - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 016 - April 3, 2012 Aaron Lansky and designer Alex Isley (of Alexander Isley Inc.) share the story of how and why the Yiddish Book Center's new logo evolved to include a tsigele - a little goat.
Keywords: Aaron Lansky, Alexander Isley, design, goat, Lisa Newman, Petra Pinn, Rozhinkes mit mandlen, tsigele, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish folk song
Downloads: 57
[audio]Yiddish Culture Comes to Life in the Lee & Alfred Hutt Discovery Gallery - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 018 - April 11, 2012 Aaron Lansky visits with Hankus Netsky, curator of the Lee and Alfred Hutt Discovery Gallery, to learn about the people, stories, artifacts, and interviews that have shaped this new interactive exhibit. The Gallery will open on April 29th - the opening is one of the many scheduled events that will take place during the Center's 2012 Community Open House.
Keywords: Aaron Lansky, Discovery Gallery, Discovery Project, Ethnography, Hankus Netsky, Lee & Alfred Hutt Discovery Gallery, Morris Hollender, salvage ethnography, Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 128
[audio]Poetry, Criticism, and the Jewish Literary Landscape - Yiddish Book Center
Poet and literary critic Adam Kirsch reflects on his early introduction to Jewish literature, and shares reading and writing advice he'll offer to students at the Center’s Great Jewish Books program. To find out more about the Great Jewish Books summer program for high school students at the Yiddish Book Center, visit yiddishbookcenter.org/great-jewish-books. Episode 39 August 21, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Adam Kirsch; Books and Literature; Emma Morgenstern; Great Jewish Books; Literary Criticism; Modern American Literature; Modern Jewish Literature; Poetry; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 261
[audio]The Fugs' Yiddish Inspiration - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 027 - June 12, 2012 The Fugs, a 1960s garage band, made frequent use of bongos, curse words, and protest poetry. They also used Yiddish songs and other Jewish source material. Music critic Seth Rogovoy, in conversation with Emma Morgenstern, plays clips from The Fugsâ First Album and ponders what makes their music Jewish.
Keywords: 1960s, Aaron Lansky, Beat poets, Bulbes, Ed Sanders, Emma Morgenstern, folk music, garage rock, Jewish music, Music, Pakn Treger, Seth Rogovoy, The Fugs, Tuli Kupferberg, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yiddish folk song
Downloads: 237
[audio]Seth Rogovoy on Yidstock - Yiddish Book Center
Episode 024 - May 30, 2012 Yidstock will bring some of the top names in klezmer to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center. Seth Rogovoy, Yidstockâs program organizer, explains how the bands, which include the Klezmatics and Socalled, represent the many incarnations of klezmer.
Keywords: Brian Bender Duo, Eleanor Reissa, Emma Morgenstern, Frank London, Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, Hankus Netsky, Hebrew National Salvage, Michael Winograd Trio, Seth Rogovoy, Socalled, The Klezmatics, Yiddish Book Center Audio, Yidstock
Downloads: 140
[audio]From Baltimore to Vilnius: Yiddish Stories from around the World - Yiddish Book Center
This summer Christa Whitney took the Wexler Oral History Project out of the Yiddish Book Center's studio and into the field. Whitney tells us about the interviews she conducted in cities from Baltimore to Vilnius, and why she loves the opportunity to ask the important questions. Episode 42 September 11, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Baltimore; Christa Whitney; Emma Morgenstern; Fira Bromson; Jewish Public Library; Liba Augenfeld; Montreal; New York; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center Audio
Downloads: 524
[audio]Peter Manseau on Yiddish and Writing - Yiddish Book Center
Peter Manseau won the National Jewish Book Award for Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter, a semi-autobiographical and semi-historical novel about Yiddish literature and preservation. In this conversation with Josh Lambert, Manseau reflects on his time as an intern at the Yiddish Book Center and the obsession with Yiddish he can't seem to shake. Episode 33 July 10, 2012 Yiddish Book Center Amherst, Massachusetts
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Ybc; Nybc; Aaron Lansky; Yiddish; Jewish; Jewish Culture; Josh Lambert; Peter Manseau; Yiddish Book Center Audio; Amherst; Amherst Ma; Literature; Jewish Literature; Songs For The Butcher's Daughter; National Jewish Book Award Author; Steiner Summer Program; Academics; Religion; Internship
Downloads: 193
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